A naming rights partnership for the proposed Frontier League (Independent Professional) baseball stadium and team was expected to be announced at the Tuesday, Aug. 8 Board of Commissioners study session before the deal fell apart. While it could resurface, the county is moving forward with redesigning the fairgrounds without a stadium in the middle. Read more here.
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The city of Arlington has formalized a plan to refinance its AT&T Stadium debt to help pay for the city’s half of the new $1 billion retractable-roof stadium for the Texas Rangers. Read more here.
The A’s search for a new home in Oakland has narrowed to three locations, but the team appears to have strong interest in a 13-acre site near downtown that is now the headquarters of the Peralta Community College District. Read more and view aerial photo here.
It appears the Oakland Athletics have plans for a new stadium. A’s president Dave Kaval said in March that a ballpark site announcement was on schedule for 2017. But on Friday, the A’s more confidently tweeted “a ballpark site in Oakland will be announced later this year.” Read more and see tweet here.
The University of Kentucky Athletics Department officially broke ground on the construction of a new baseball stadium on Thursday. Construction is expected to take 18-20 months, meaning the stadium will open in late fall 2018 in time for the 2019 UK baseball season. Read more and view aerial rendering here.
There are, as Wichita (KS) Mayor Jeff Longwell puts it, “plenty of checks and balances” that must occur before ground breaks on a new baseball stadium downtown. There are also endpoints to each of those checks that make the project increasingly realistic. Read more here.